Category Archives: Moth fun

Mothing is the New Birding, guest post by Lisa Ann Fanning

The first Moth Night I attended was back in 2012. I was an avid birder for an entire 2 years at that point, but once you get the nature spark, it pulls you in.  Birding is exciting, and as a … Continue reading

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Upload your moth observation to iNaturalist

Contributing to National Moth Week with iNaturalist is simple: Download the free iNaturalist app, photograph and make a separate observation for each moth, check that the location and date are correct, and identify each as precisely as you can. It’s … Continue reading

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How to get the Project Noah National Moth Week 2020 Patch

The 2020 Project Noah Moth Week Patch is ready! Post a moth photo into Moths of the World Mission between July 1 and August 15 and you will receive the special patch. Attaching a picture of the 2020 Moth Week Patch.

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Backyard mothing sharing on Twitter & Instagram – Guest post by Tanya Dapkey

Every year since 2016, I have gone to Hildacy Farm Preserve in Media, PA to set up a Moth Night. Natural Lands Hildacy Preserve encompasses 55 acres and is managed by a former graduate classmate of mine, Mike Coll. Mike … Continue reading

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NMW Team Member Jacob Gorneau Turns Youthful Hobby Into College Degree, Graduating from Cornell University in Entomology

Jacob Gorneau was 15 when he came to a moth night in East Brunswick, NJ, in 2013. He and his dad traveled more than 150 miles from upstate New York to meet the NMW team, who’d started the observance just … Continue reading

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National Moth Week T-shirts and other products on RedBubble

Products with the National Moth Week logo and 2020 dates are now available for purchase on RedBubble. RedBubble is the only official NMW store. Please do not buy products with our logo from other stores – they are using it … Continue reading

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 Why I Like Moths, by Carl Barrentine

                  There are big moths and small moths,                 Even green moths occur, And moths that like sunshine— Strange what some moths prefer!   There are … Continue reading

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First Time Mothing at our Backyard! Guest post by Yezzy, Venezuela

Venezuela is commonly known for its rich flora and fauna and its magnificent landscapes. It is a beautiful country with many wonders yet to discover. I’m Yezzy, a psychologist and a nature enthusiast who lives in a city called Maracaibo; … Continue reading

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Mothing and caterpillar hunting – Guest post by Isobelle Fox

I came to moths by the same route the moths themselves do – by way of caterpillars. I have been fascinated by them for years, and they are still the primary domain of my interest in Lepidoptera. I moved to Massachusetts … Continue reading

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MOTH PROJECTOR at Prairie Haven

Marcie and Mike O’Connor, moth’ers from Wisconsin (USA), experimented with a new scheme this year, for their moth party. One of the problems people always have – especially folks who have never looked at moths before – is that moths are hard … Continue reading

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